544 Cameron St

Terri Winters is the homeowner!

Year: 1902
Type: Folk Victorian
Style: New South Cottage
Owner: Terri Winters
Map: 544 Cameron St

Terri’s home rests high atop a hill on the eastside of Cameron. While her home was previously seen on two Candlelight Tours, this is the first time Terri is showing her home during the spring tour. As you ascend to the hillside retreat, you will notice that not only is Terri in touch with her green thumb but she has a knack for defining outdoor spaces. Once inside, you will discover a classic and elegant feel to the home, which complements the original fireplaces, diamond-paned windows, and heart of pine floors. The dining room, which once housed a gas stove, features a quarter sawn oak clock from the Arts & Craft era. Fully mechanical, it is manually winded by Terri weekly. Heading into the kitchen, there are original built-in butler cabinets, an object of envy in Grant Park homes.

Immediately after purchasing in 2009, Terri undertook a historic renovation of the bedrooms and bathrooms. The master bedroom’s fireplace was purposely built to match the fireplace in the living area. The glorious master bathroom and closet are the result of a repurposed front parlor room. The gorgeous stained glass windows in both baths were commissioned from an artist friend in Charlotte, NC. In the hall bathroom, one can’t help but notice how the shower tile matches perfectly with the gold of the stained glass trees.

The back addition, including a den and garage, was constructed in 2004. Terri has since incorporated the most charming wooden wine alcove, nestled next to stained glass windows recycled from an old church. As you can see, Terri is an avid collector of red wines, with a collection of approximately 150 bottles. On the left side of the stained windows are Italian reds, while American reds are stashed in the nooks on the right side of the windows. Out back is the perfect oasis for enjoying a glass of wine, with a stunning terrace and fire-pit area shaded by trees and plants galore. It might call to mind a European courtyard.  Terri has spent much of her spare time designing and planting the back garden. Japanese maples, hostas and elephants ears are only a few of her favorite plants. Can you find the bird girl statue and bunny rabbits?

Having moved around a lot as a little girl, Terri is glad to put down roots (of all kinds) in Grant Park, and she can’t think of a better neighborhood for it. Please enjoy Terri’s home and garden!